The arrival of the holiday season can intensify these cravings. Say hello to the ultimate comfort foods – traditional foods that are not only delicious, but associated with fond memories and childhood. People also tend to experience higher levels of stress during the holidays, which can lead to stress eating and overindulging in comfort foods.
Our genes may also be playing a role, as historically calorie-dense food was preferred in the wintertime because food was scarcer.
So how do curb your carb cravings during the dark winter days? Here are 5 ideas:
What are your “comfort foods”? How do you curb your cravings?
Erin Hugus, MS, CN has a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University. Erin is an expert in Diabetes care and is passionate about empowering people with realistic strategies for optimal health. She takes great pleasure in her time spent in the kitchen and loves cooking nourishing meals for her family.